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Recycling - Accepted Items

Recycling Center Location and Hours of Operation:

  • Location: 15896 Lucas Ferry Road - just south of Hwy 72 in Athens
  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Phone: 256-233-8746
  • Drop-Off: Outside drop-off bins available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week


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Items Information
Aluminum Cans  
Newspaper May include all newspaper inserts
White Paper  
Shredded Paper May drop off in bags
Special File Stock  
Junk Mail  
Books, including phone books Can be hard cover
Steel Cans Vegetable cans, juice cans, etc
Plastic containers #1 and #2 Rinse and leave CAPS on
Plastic containers #3 through #7 Rinse and leave CAPS on
Glass Bottles and Jars No ceramics or dishware
Automotive Batteries  
Electronics (anything with batteries or cord) Televisions:  NO CRT TVs -- Flat Screen Only.
 All other electronics accepted free of charge.
Used cooking oil Use free FOG Containers - or any container
you do not want back
Scrap Metals  
Household Batteries Rechargeable only
Used Motor Oil In containers you don't want back.